Six unusual places to ski

Wicked ski resorts

Skiing in Iran or in Namibia's dunes? Winter sports are also practiced far from the Alps. And in places that many fans of the slopes have not even considered. If you love something special, you've come to the right place. We present five winter sports regions that you had not yet thought of.

Eine junge Frau surft auf einer Sanddüne.
In Namibia kann man statt auf Schnee über Sanddünen wedeln.

Finland: Not without my sauna

Sweating, you float up the mountain - in the world's first sauna gondola in Yllas in Finnish Lapland. It seats four people, and the ride to the top takes fifteen minutes. Don't forget to allow a few minutes to get dressed and undressed

China: Pure Nature

Even in the Middle Kingdom, the white sport is finding more and more fans. China's largest ski resort, Yabuli, with its modern hotels and lifts, is also considered the most advanced. The resort is located in the national park of the Changbai mountain range.

Iran: Snow until June

Just outside the capital city of Tehran lies the Tochal ski resort, which reaches up to 3545 meters. There is snow here until June. Tochal also boasts one of the longest gondolas in the world.

Lebanon: Escape from everyday life

17 lifts and cable cars, an altitude difference of 600 meters and the highest point at 2465 meters - these are the key data for Faraya Mzaar in Lebanon. Here, you'll mainly meet wealthy capitals, Beirut is only 50 kilometers away. www.

Namibia: Wedeling over sand

Of course, you won't find snow in the sand dunes of Namibia, but you will find perfect slopes. Henrik May reaches 90 kilometers per hour on sand. The German-born skier holds the speed record. If you want to learn the art of sand skiing, book a course with him.

Bulgaria: Lots of superlatives

Bansko is Bulgaria's largest ski resort, boasting spacious chairlifts, great hotels and super-long slopes.

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